Dáil debates

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out: Statements


9:55 am

Photo of Kieran O'DonnellKieran O'Donnell (Limerick City, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I propose to use the time for questions and answers. I will deal with the unfolding situation in Limerick regarding Covid cases. I note the phenomenal work done on the roll-out at the Radisson vaccination centre. I welcome the shuttle bus running from the city centre will be transferred when the centre moves to Limerick Racecourse in Patrickswell.

We have seen a rise in Covid cases in Limerick. There have been nearly 260 cases in the last ten days, peaking at 59 cases on Tuesday. We have also seen the cyberattack. I welcome the new testing centres in St. Joseph's Hospital on Mulgrave Street and the Ballysimon Road, but I ask the Minister to update us on where we are with the numbers of Covid cases. Is the matter being brought under control? Where are we at regarding the number of tests and cases in intensive care units, ICU, in hospitals? Where does the Minister see that progressing in bringing it under control over the next number of days? In the context of the whole cyberattack, where does he see the situation developing in terms of getting back to normality with appointments for patients in all the hospitals in Limerick?


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